Monthly Archives: September 2013

WEEKLY WISDOM 30/09/2013

Cut through five,
let go of five,
& develop five about all.
A monk gone past five attachments
is said to have crossed the flood.

Practice jhana, monk,
and don’t be heedless.
Don’t take your mind roaming
in sensual strands.
Don’t swallow–heedless–
the ball of iron aflame.
Don’t burn & complain: ‘This is pain.’

– Dhammpada [25]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 23/09/2013

All beings tremble before violence.
All fear death.
All love life.

See yourself in others.
Then whom can you hurt?
What harm can you do?

– Dhammapada [129-130]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 16/09/2013

If he recites next to nothing
but follows the Dhamma
in line with the Dhamma;
abandoning passion,
aversion, delusion;
alert,
his mind well-released,
not clinging
either here or hereafter:
he has his share in the contemplative life.

– Dhammapada [19-20]

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WEEKLY WISDOM 13/09/2013

“In your seeing,” he said, “there should be only the seeing. In your hearing, nothing but the hearing; in your smelling, tasting, and touching, nothing but smelling, tasting, and touching; in your thinking, nothing but the thought.”

– Khuddaka Nikaya

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WEEKLY WISDOM 03/09/2013

From craving is born grief,
from craving is born fear.
For one freed from craving
there’s no grief
so how fear?

– Dhammapada [216]

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